Dutch Lawmaker Does Not Plan to Revive Blasphemous Caricature Contest For Now
Speaking at the Ambrosetti conference in Italy, Geert Wilders discussed his decision to not start the blasphemous caricature contest for now. He expressed his shock over the attack of two American tourists in Amsterdam by a 19-year old Afghan.
“For now I will not be doing it soon again, for sure. On the one hand you say that you should never give in to people who threaten to use violence against freedom of speech,” he said on the topic. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had complained about the controversial contest and warned that such activities could incite hate and violence.
“On the one hand you say that you should never give in to people who threaten to use violence against freedom of speech,” said Wilders. “If it would have been only about me, I would have continued and done it again but it was not only about me — it was about innocent people.”